Monday, June 20, 2016

Crash, Boom, Bang

Yep, that's what happened to the old computer this weekend. It  was laid to rest on Saturday. It wasn't a pretty death either.   I'm still in mourning - and trying to see if any of the stores have a 100 percent off coupon for a new one.   It's going to be a while before you see me again I'm afraid.   Just hope I can figure out how to operate a new one. Surely I'm not too old to learn something new.....hopefully!

I'll be back as soon as I can.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Bow and Arrow for Father's Day

Father's Day will be this weekend so I figured I'd better get a card made for Jim.  He hasn't been deer hunting in a long, long time but think he will still enjoy looking at this beauty from Newton's Nook.

I stamped the image in brown Versafine ink and then heat embossed in clear on a piece of textured vanilla card stock.  Used a die from MFT to frame him with and then mounted that on some very old (but pretty) CTMH patterned paper.  Added the twine and the then the arrow embellishment under the bow.  Very clean and simple.

Thanks for stopping by......and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there.


Friday, June 10, 2016

I Know Not What I Do

The title of this pretty well sums up my whole life sometimes - but in this case, I'm talking about my card.  I made this several weeks ago (and yes, I know it's been a while since you've seen me) and really don't remember everything I did on this.

After seeing a card on Mary's blog (Carolina Cards by Mary) and a link she had, I figured I'd attempt to emboss a stencil.  So....... embossed a Memory Box stencil and then covered it with distress inks.The centers of the flowers started out as yellow, but duh.....if you mix yellow and blue you get more of a green color.  After that I used Perfect Pearls all over the card and then added the die cut "happy" in gold and stamped the "birthday" part.  I must have taken 20 pictures of this card and just couldn't get it to look right.  Don't know if it's from the shine of the Perfect Pearls or what.  And speaking of pearls......yep, I added a couple of those too.

Everything is fine in our neck of the woods even though I haven't been blogging lately.  Lots of flooding in Texas recently but luckily we escaped it here at the house.  I lost the internet connection for several days which is not fun at all!  Other than that, it's been one doctor appointment after the next for Jim.  Got to see a cutie pie of one earlier this week and I really, really, REALLY wanted to bring him home with me - but sadly Jim said he was tired of doctors and didn't want to have to live with one too!   Also had the flooring changed in the laundry/craft room (don't laugh!  It's not so bad when I can work on a card and then swivel the chair around and toss clothes in the washer and dryer)!  That was a nightmare hauling all the crapola out of there.  When it came time to put it back in I considered going through all my craft stuff first and tossing things - and then my brain clicked in and just shoved it all back where it came from.  Good idea, Lynn!

Anyway......thanks so much for stopping by and I'll try to post a little more when I can.  I appreciate you hanging in there with me.